Successful candidate will provide EPASS Advisory and Assistance Services to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, and Networks (C3I&N) Directorate (AFLCMC/HN) at the AF Life-Cycle Management Center (previously the Electronic Systems Center). The C3I&N Directorate’s primary mission is: Connecting Warfighters with Affordable, Secure, and War-Winning Cyber, C3I and Network Systems. The Directorate provides C3I connectivity, network, and infrastructure between Joint, Coalition, AF, and Allied countries space, air, terrestrial, and cyber domains. The Directorate in headquartered at Hanscom AFB, MA with 11 other operating locations. This position will have to interface with a team of military, Government civilian, contractor project managers and FFRDC/A&AS support personnel in the day-to-day activities associated with management of HN’s projects, programs and initiatives.
DAWIA Acquisition Professional Development Program APDP Program Manager Level II or III Certification desirable; 10 years FMS Case Management experience desired.
Note: Oasis has some flexibility to swap experience for degree requirements and vice-versa.
Position Location(s): Hanscom AFB, Lackland AFB.
Travel: Candidate must be available to travel OCONUS extensively and conduct international teleconferences outside of normal business hours.
Secret, Top Secret clearance (depending on location); or as a minimum, the ability to obtain a clearance
The successful candidate must possess knowledge and expertise in the following areas:
The candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of Foreign Military Sales, as defined in DSCA Manual 5105.38-M, Security Assistance Management Manual, as well as internal business processes for FMS. Have a knowledge of roles and relationships between AF Security Assistance Center, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and State Department, and understand related policies and procedures. Understand End Use Monitoring and Third Party Transfers requirements and procedures. Support Government Case Manager by planning case management and execution. Provide case management expertise and guidance in addition to program documents, such as Program Milestones, Integrated Master Schedule, Transportation Plan, Test and Evaluation Master Plan, etc. Support development of plans for Integrated Life Cycle Management, per AF163-101/20-101, for acquisition, fielding, and sustainment for our deliverable products. Support communicating supplementary requirements such as infrastructure, training, testing, and security. Support initializing and tracking to ensure funding is in place and financial requirements are met. Produce and maintain a case file of significant events, documents, and decisions. Support case reconciliation and case closure. Identify and assess risks to programs or projects, recommend risk mitigation strategies, and implement risk reduction plans. Support compliance to policies, management information systems, internal and external organizational elements, and the stages of the FMS process. Support the FMS process, to include recommendations for Letter of Request (LOR), development of Price and Availability (P&A), Letter of Offer & Agreement (LOA), and familiarity with automated tools, such as Defense Security Assistance Management System (DSAMS) and Security Assistance Manpower Resource System (SAMRS). Organize and support program management reviews, HNAI-hosted international conferences (i.e. Joint International Configuration Review Board (JICRB) and Multi-National Working Group (MNWG)) and senior level meetings, and take and distribute meeting minutes. The candidate must be able to support and develop various briefings/schedules of program status and acquisition tasks to senior management. The candidate must understand responsibilities and political and cultural sensitivities for the sponsoring FMS customer. The candidate must understand both Security Assistance objectives and diplomatic mission of the supporting US Embassy representatives as well as applicable bilateral security agreements, including the CISMOA. The candidate must be familiar with the responsibilities and authority of shareholders, including the Lead Service, Executive Agent, NATO, Combatant Commands (especially CENTCOM, PACOM, and EUCOM), AFSAC, SAF/IA, and various acquisition centers.
The candidate must utilize the US acquisition process. The candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of systems acquisition and program management, as defined in DoDI 5000.02 and local instructions and procedures, as well as knowledge of roles and relationships. Prepare, review, and modify procurement documentation (e.g., evaluation factors, Requests for Proposal (RFP), Statements of Objective (SOO), Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Technical Evaluations, and Justification & Approval (J&A)). Support acquisition execution; track progress with program milestones, identify discrepancies, and recommend actions.
The candidate must be familiar with technology transfer, export control, and foreign disclosure procedures and restrictions per applicable ITAR and Program Protection Plans. Ensure compliance with the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and related statutes and directives. Support assurance that program goals and objectives are in accordance with approved foreign disclosure and technology transfer requirements.
The candidate must have conceptual understanding of programmatic and technical issues related to tactical data links, aerial networks, support tools such as tactical exercisers for USAF fighter aircraft, and network management tools. Understand the objectives for platform integration, network interoperability, spectrum management, information assurance, and cybersecurity & protection (DIACAP, NIST, and Risk Management Framework). The candidate should have enough knowledge to tailor contractual technical requirements documents and performance specifications and recommend implementation and execution strategies for various technical issues. Technical issues will be solved by technical staff, but program manager support includes recommendations to select and apply the right mixture of resources and expertise to solve different technical problems and then monitoring and providing feedback and recommendations for adjustments.